Fun Facts About Bees

Bees  - Did You Know? 

Apiology – (from Latin apis, "bee"; and Ancient Greek -λογία, -logia) is the scientific study of honey bees. Honey bees are often chosen as a study group to answer questions on the evolution of social systems.


How do bees find their way home?

Honeybees use earth's electromagnetic field to navigate themselves


Why Are Honeycomb Cells Hexagonal?

Honeybees have evolved over time to skillfully build hexagonal honeycomb cells. Why might a hexagon be a suitable shape for storing honey? Could other shapes, such as circles, triangles, or squares, work just as well?


    Understanding the bee waggle!



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The president signed a memorandum in order to create a federal strategy to promote the health and wellness of honey bees and other pollinators. This directive announces not only the assimilation of multiple task forces, but also outlines specific projects each force will try to accomplish. Some of these tasks include encouraging public research projects and public education programs, along with increasing and improving pollinator habitats


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Raising bees is patriotic?  Bees help the Unitied States' economy, and the welfare of humanity! Image - that little guy is a hero!

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Honeybee populations are vital to fuit, vegetable, and animal agriulcture. Imagine this - 80% of all plant pollination requries the help of another living creature - most importantly bees to successfully produce food for our table! 

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A rise in public awareness to the dangers and consequences of losing our honeybee population has brought a new respect for our busy little friends. The backyard beekeeper provides his honeybees with tender loving care and a safe environment in which to live and work!  Wouldn't you like to become a beekeeper?  

 Kids Learn Why Bees Are Awesome 


Characteristics of Common Wasps and Bees:

While observers can easily confuse common wasps and bees at a distance or without close observation, there are many different characteristics of large bees and wasps that can be used to identify them. Indentification Chart


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